Spent ground coffee – awaking the sustainability prospects

Ahmad B. H., Kueh (2021) Spent ground coffee – awaking the sustainability prospects. Environmental and Toxicology Management, 1 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2777-0338

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.33086/etm.v1i1.2016


This paper outlines the threat of spent coffee ground (SCG) towards environmental health and some promising remedial efforts carried out by the scientific community working against it. To maintain human and earth wellbeing, massive biowastes left behind by the rising popularity of coffee drinking and its processing must be properly addressed. The recent waste to wealth value engineering efforts carried out to repurpose these biowastes are first presented. Some promising applications of SCGs in various prospective civil engineering areas alongside their favorable findings are then summarized. Attributed to beneficial properties as reported in existing studies, silica fume is recommended as the potential constituent to mix with SCG for future construction materials exploration in overcoming both the biowaste and industrial waste issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spent ground coffee; value engineering; waste; construction industry; silica fume
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Kueh Beng Hong
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 14:57
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 14:57
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35547

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